Fortnite currently sits at the top of the battle royale pile with over 45 million players and 3.4 million concurrents. It is at the summit of a ridiculously complex - but still destructible - structure of its own making. Prowling in the vicinity, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds lies prone in the long grass, keeping its rival under patient surveillance, ready to strike with a fearsome and realistic arsenal. H1Z1, despite a strong start and an impressive number of kills, died in the opening stages, choking on toxic gas.
Hopefully, you possess the knowledge required to understand this rather laboured metaphor: when it comes to battle royale games, Fortnite versus PUBG are the big hitters. It is a market grab that has seen H1Z1 haemorrhage 91% of its player base since July 2017.
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But there is always another round and, this time, H1Z1 developers Daybreak Games hope to find a more effective drop spot [I didn’t commission a Metaphor Royale, Harry - ed] with a 1.0 launch after three years in Early Access and a brand new battle royale mode: Auto Royale.